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Fog disrupts flight schedule at Karachi and Lahore airports


Gulmeena HamidWeb Editor

14th Dec, 2020. 01:52 pm
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Due to the extreme foggy condition in two major cities, Karachi and Lahore, several flights were delayed at the Jinnah International Airport and Allama Iqbal International Airport on Monday.

According to the details, a flight of private airline ER-540 was delayed for five hours en route to Quetta at Karachi’s International Airport and was rescheduled to fly at 1:00 pm today. Another flight ER-502 took off at 9:00 am today to Lahore after the one-hour delay.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-302, which was going to depart for Lahore, got delayed for an hour. Another PIA’s flight to Islamabad, PK-300 was delayed for 45 minutes, and a private airline’s flight SV-707 en route to Jeddah was delayed for 1.5 hours.

Four flights were canceled today and 10 were delayed due to thick fog and technical issues at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport.

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As per details, An Airblue flight, 436 was delayed. PIA flight 306 was canceled from Karachi to Lahore. Moreover, PK-302 was rescheduled to 11:00 pm to take passengers from Karachi to Lahore.

Another flight of PIA, 303, was delayed till 12:00 noon to depart for Karachi from Lahore airport.

Earlier, hundreds of passengers were stranded at the Allama Iqbal International Airport as domestic and international flights were canceled and delayed due to immense fog in the city.

According to the details, the Civil Aviation Authority spokesperson said that two flights incoming Lahore from Karachi and Bahrain were canceled.

The Spokesperson said that three other flights leaving for Bahrain, Karachi, and Sharjah were also canceled due to low visibility as the dense fog engulfed Lahore.

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